waittala: You state it would seem (I guess that's a state of mind) that public sector employees are paid more. How about reality? If you compare all the factors regarding public-private, the public is underpaid by 4.9%. That is reality.
Wrong. I can site recent articles by both WSJ and USA Today (that one is are real conservative bastion), and probably others, that show using facts, public sector employees now make more than private for similar quals, experience, etc.